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  • DECADES : A CENTURY OF FASHION   *
    DECADES : A CENTURY OF FASHION *
    SILVER CAMERON
    ISBN: 9781408806364
    Title: DECADES : A CENTURY OF FASHION *
    Author: SILVER CAMERON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cameron Silver runs the most glamorous boutique in LA, where Hollywood royalty go to find vintage couture that is totally unique and utterly timeless. He is an expert at taking the finest clothing from the past and giving it a second life - and this is what Decades is all about. You won't find any frumpiness in this story of twentieth century style and innovation, which turns expectations upside-down. Because the Edwardians weren't all buttoned up, the ubiquitous Audrey Hepburn wasn't the only fashion icon of the fifties, and yes, it was actually possible to dress with elegance in the eighties.The book is a showcase of the past hundred years of fashion, decade by decade. Cameron's witty commentary of twentieth century dressing is both perceptive and funny. Each chapter opens with a pair of women who epitomise rival hot trends, like the luminous Cheryl Tiegs with her sunshine sexiness versus Bianca Jagger, the dark disco goddess of Studio 54. The chapters close with a designer of the decade- think Chanel, YSL and Dior at their most fabulous.Every one of the 200 stunning archival images in the book is completely contemporary and modern-looking, even as far back as the 1900s. To do justice to the jawdropping women and gorgeous clothes, the book is built on supermodel proportions - tall, slender and glamorous.Decades tells an international story with designers from Milan, Tokyo, London, Paris and New York all strutting their stuff. It's a bubbling, sassy, fabulous book that will make you think about vintage fashion in a totally new way.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • DEFINING DRESSES : A CENTURY OF FASHION
    DEFINING DRESSES : A CENTURY OF FASHION
    DREYFUS ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9782080202253
    Title: DEFINING DRESSES : A CENTURY OF FASHION
    Author: DREYFUS ARTHUR
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The creative evolution and versatility of the dress over the past century is showcased in 101 groundbreaking pieces by iconic fashion designers. ?Featuring one dress from each year since 1914, this timeline of extraordinary dresses charts the creative evolution of fashion over the past century. These experimental designs reveal the potential of the dress both as a wardrobe item and as a work of art. A multitude of top international designers are featured including Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Martin Margiela, Kenzo, Helmut Lang, Comme des Garçons, Paco Rabanne, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yohji Yamamoto, Alaïa, and many more.

    Curators at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris delved deep into their archives to select the most iconic and revolutionary dress of each year. Specially commissioned photographs are accompanied by detailed captions indicating the dress's name, brand, designer, season, and fabric or material, along with a quotation contextualizing the dress in its time. Bursting with color and full of extravagant textures, shaping, and detailing, these dresses mark the metamorphosis of culture and serve as a regenerative form of inspiration. From sequins to silk, corsets to kimonos, designers continually seek fresh and daring ways to create memorable garments and mark fashion history.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • DETAILS : ICONIC MENS ACCESSORIES
    DETAILS : ICONIC MENS ACCESSORIES
    SIMS JOSH
    ISBN: 9781780676098
    Title: DETAILS : ICONIC MENS ACCESSORIES
    Author: SIMS JOSH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Details identifies the authentic classics among men’s accessories and explains how each item has developed.

    The book tells the stories of their design; the brand, company, or iconic figure that started it all; and how each item has shaped the way men dress today. The leather biker boot, as we know it today, takes its stylistic cues from the toughened boots worn by the loggers and railway engineers of the American industrial revolution. The origins of the ubiquitous baseball cap can be traced back to the New York Knick’s team caps of 1849 – which were made of straw.

    From classic diving watches to the simple pocket square, The Details examines the most important of men’s accessories and offers a complete guide to choosing your own examples.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • DIOR : Catwalk - The Complete Collections
    DIOR : Catwalk - The Complete Collections
    FURY ALEXANDER
    ISBN: 9780500519349
    Title: DIOR : Catwalk - The Complete Collections
    Author: FURY ALEXANDER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    This book gathers together, for the first time, every Dior haute couture collection, including also ready-to-wear collections after the arrival of John Galliano (when ready-to-wear presentations took on a new importance), and the first two collections designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, appointed in 2016. It offers a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most famous fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new 'era' in Dior's history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. After Chanel, Dior is the second volume in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books that offer a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the world's top fashion houses through original catwalk photography.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • FACE PAINT : THE STORY OF MAKEUP
    FACE PAINT : THE STORY OF MAKEUP
    ELDRIDGE LISA
    ISBN: 9781419717963
    Title: FACE PAINT : THE STORY OF MAKEUP
    Author: ELDRIDGE LISA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The fascinating history of make-up in a beautifully designed, fashion-photo-heavy package from one of the world's preeminent make-up artists.

    Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. Face Paint explores the practical and idiosyncratic reasons behind makeup’s use, the actual materials employed over generations, and the glamorous icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects. An engaging history of style, it is also a social history of women and the ways in which we can understand their lives through the prism and impact of makeup.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    FOGG MARNIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780500291108
    Title: FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    Author: FOGG MARNIE [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Suitable for everyone who loves the line of a superb suit or knows the joy of wearing a great pair of shoes, this book traces the history of fashion in every part of the world, from Greco-Roman woven-cloth clothing and the silk court dress of the Chinese Tang dynasty to contemporary sportswear designers and Japanese street culture.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • FASHION BOOK
    FASHION BOOK
    ISBN: 9780714871073
    Title: FASHION BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.

    Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.

    Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today.

    Easy to use and filled with inspirational images,The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo.

    Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • FASHION INSIDERS GUIDE : PARIS
    FASHION INSIDERS GUIDE : PARIS
    SABAS CAROLE
    ISBN: 9781419707223
    Title: FASHION INSIDERS GUIDE : PARIS
    Author: SABAS CAROLE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A former Parisian living in New York, French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas was often approached by visiting friends and colleagues looking for recommendations on where to get a good blow dry, a quick eyebrow shaping, or a great place to meet friends for drinks after a long day at a fashion show. So many people asked, in fact, that she produced a small guide that she gave out for free and which was filled with all sorts of useful advice. Sabas has now expanded this guide to include sections titled "Eating and Drinking," "Beauty," "Health," "Fashion and Decoration," "Shopping," "Art" and an eclectic selection of odds and ends called "Might Be Useful One Day." Each entry is written with a light touch and in a friendly tone, and includes a description with hints about when to go, who to ask for and what to order, as well as location and contact information. The inclusion of local fashion celebrities' favourite places to frequent leaves the reader confidently in-the-know.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • FASHION IS...
    FASHION IS...
    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    ISBN: 9781419711688
    Title: FASHION IS...
    Author: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fashion Is? encourages readers to think about the myriad definitions of fashion. A Dior day suit. An Yves Saint Laurent minidress. A Japanese kimono. A Ferragamo shoe. A French court ensemble. A Schiaparelli hat. Fashion is glamour and attitude, texture and pattern, sexy and prim, luxurious and eccentric. It is above all a rich and evocative means of expression for both the designer and the wearer. Gathered here are costumes, regional dress, haute couture, and accessories from the fifteenth century to the present, as well as paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts relating to modes of dress.

    Each of these clever little books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art—on the perennially popular subjects of fashion and New York City—pairs more than 180 selected works from across the museum’s vast collection with simple, concise observations.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    TAMAGNI DANIELE
    ISBN: 9781419713903
    Title: FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    Author: TAMAGNI DANIELE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colourful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he’s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, ‘bling bling’ youth in Cuba, punks in Burma, and models in Senegal. Often marginalised on the fringes of their own societies and looking to stand out, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. Alongside the seven subcultures featured are essays by leading experts in fashion, art, anthropology, and sociology that explore all facets of style. Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • FASHION V SPORT
    FASHION V SPORT
    SALAZAR LIGAYA
    ISBN: 9781851775330
    Title: FASHION V SPORT
    Author: SALAZAR LIGAYA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $55.00
    Price: $55.00
  • GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    THOMAS DANA
    ISBN: 9780241198162
    Title: GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    Author: THOMAS DANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    They were the working-class British boys who shook fashion to its core, bringing the edginess of the London club scene to French couture and taking excess to its limits. In this unputdownable biography, fashion insider Dana Thomas chronicles the blazing talent, dizzying rise and savage fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

    'Spectacular.' Globe and Mail

    'A must-read.' Attitude

    'A riveting double biography ... Thomas had a ringside seat while all this divine madness unfurled.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

    'One of the non-fiction titles of the year . . . like a modern Faustian tale of tragic dimension.' Huffington Post

    'Fascinating . . . a well-told story of poetry, art and angst.' Tatler



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    COLE DANIEL JAMES
    ISBN: 9781780676036
    Title: HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    Author: COLE DANIEL JAMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This exciting book breaks new ground, exploring fashion not simply from an aesthetic point of view but also as a manifestation of social and cultural change. Focusing on fashion from 1850 to 2010, renowned fashion historians Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl consider the evolution of womenswear, menswear and childrenswear, decade by decade. The book looks at the dissemination of style and the mechanisms of change, at the relationship between fashion and the visual, applied and performing arts, the intertwined relationship between fashion and popular culture, the impact of new materials and technology and the growing globalization of style. With photographs of costume from museums and images from the fashion press including editorial photography, illustrations and advertising, the book will include insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by ‘real people’, providing a valuable visual reference for the reader.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    YARWOOD DOREEN
    ISBN: 9780486433806
    Title: ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    Author: YARWOOD DOREEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This authoritative resource covers the entire world with a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories that ranges from ancient to modern times. More than 2,000 illustrations accompany 650-plus entries.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • LEGENDARY AUTHORS AND THE CLOTHES THEY WORE
    LEGENDARY AUTHORS AND THE CLOTHES THEY WORE
    NEWMAN TERRY
    ISBN: 9780062428301
    Title: LEGENDARY AUTHORS AND THE CLOTHES THEY WORE
    Author: NEWMAN TERRY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    Delving into the wardrobes of literary icons-past and present-and the way they write about clothes provides a glimpse into the world they each inhabited and their moment in time. A testament to the notion that reading and writing never go out of style, Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore is sure to captivate lovers of fine literature and dedicated followers of fashion.

    A collection of icons of literature and the sartorial stories they tell, this innovative gift book presents fifty fully illustrated profiles of prominent men and women of letters, highlighting their key works, signature fashion moments from their wardrobe that express their persona, and how they influence the fashion world today. This segues into an examination of how a particularitem of clothing or style makes up part of fashion's lingua franca, getting under the skin of the fashion story and going into more detail about its historical trajectory and distinctive impact on popular culture.

    Entertaining features-revealing anecdotes about the authors and their work, archival photography, first-person quotations, little-known facts, and clothing-oriented excerpts that exemplify their writing style-make this a lively look at the authors we love.

    Imprint: HARPER DESIGN
    RRP: $52.99

    Price: $52.99
  • LITTLE BOOK OF CHANEL
    LITTLE BOOK OF CHANEL
    BAXTER-WRIGHT EMMA
    ISBN: 9781780979021
    Title: LITTLE BOOK OF CHANEL
    Author: BAXTER-WRIGHT EMMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JANUARY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A monograph on Coco Chanel that chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. It includes detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, that pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.

    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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